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by dfarr67
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Edlebrock E Tec 170 on 350
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Re: Edlebrock E Tec 170 on 350

My choice was the AFR vortec, I needed a good head that was to be bolt with no checks- Eddy valve guides are an old issue along with their use (or was) of grease in the guides that blocked oil flow. The 200 was supposed to be a great head- after being worked on.
by dfarr67
Mon Jan 03, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Vintage/Classic/Historical Engine Tech
Topic: Making an obsolete engine relevant again.
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Making an obsolete engine relevant again.

Short block traded for, was turbo ready with dished pistons. I guess I am thinking of port and chamber contributions to power these days. Ignition is LS CNP, on board WB and knock. Was thinking meth inj- but if the tune is good (conservative- think 4x4) I'd rather not have to deal with reliability c...
by dfarr67
Mon Jan 03, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Chevy 383 stroker build
Replies: 83
Views: 2447

Re: Chevy 383 stroker build

There was Karbelt too I think.
Vancouver favorite haunts were Mopac- Kingsway, Mopac- Langley, Lordco- Port Coquitlam, Lordco- Douglas Rd, Burnaby
Mostly online now.
by dfarr67
Sun Jan 02, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Vintage/Classic/Historical Engine Tech
Topic: Making an obsolete engine relevant again.
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Making an obsolete engine relevant again.

Just a general question- adding boost to an under achiever (Toy 22RE), 115hp to 180-200hp lower rev range. Is it still a POS or does boost give an old type engine a new lease on life. Too late for this project now I am committed- but always wondered whether I should have chose a newer power plant. T...
by dfarr67
Sun Jan 02, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Chevy 383 stroker build
Replies: 83
Views: 2447

Re: Chevy 383 stroker build

I recall the green Bird very well. The launch is what brought it to my attention. My 60' then was around 2.xx. That would have been me but the vehicle in question would have an 86 TA with a 502 BBC. Stick car no less. That car wasn't there but the owner was and probably racing his white 81 Monte Ca...
by dfarr67
Mon Dec 27, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: New steering gear
Replies: 0
Views: 97

New steering gear

I see Rock Auto is offering a few different brands of NEW GMT steering gear- anyone tried these? I would rather try my luck with used rather than a reman. Had Lee redo this box years ago and it was beautiful until a thread pulled and oil puked out of the top of the box- they sent a replacement that ...
by dfarr67
Mon Dec 27, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: 1956 chevy pickup rear pumpkin identify need help
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: 1956 chevy pickup rear pumpkin identify need help

I would ask- why was it changed to the caddy?
by dfarr67
Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Chevy 383 stroker build
Replies: 83
Views: 2447

Re: Chevy 383 stroker build

Interesting in my 385 FI with a bigger TPI with 9.5:1 full dish pistons and 91 octane- I've been beating my head on a ping issue that just won't go away. 3600rpm and up in the 80-90 MAP area. Full size 4x4 with 700R and 3:73.
by dfarr67
Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Edelbrock 60859 Tbi heads
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Edelbrock 60859 Tbi heads

Or keep the TBI- tune it, but buy a vortec intake and use vortec heads.
by dfarr67
Sat Oct 30, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Spark Plug Gap
Replies: 28
Views: 1731

Re: Spark Plug Gap

I have Ruthenium HX FR6AHX-S 94279 in now, Iridiums were slightly smoother.

I have a set of NGK BKR5E I could try at 0.035?
by dfarr67
Sat Oct 30, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Vortec heads 3/8" press in studs and rocker options
Replies: 15
Views: 657

Re: Vortec heads 3/8" press in studs and rocker options

Take it from me- although my vortec builds have been mild with no issues with the 3/8" hardware. I've gone the long way around to 7/16"- save money and go direct to ARP 7/16" screw in studs and good steel conventional roller rockers.
by dfarr67
Fri Oct 29, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Spark Plug Gap
Replies: 28
Views: 1731

Re: Spark Plug Gap

Any issue with taking a double iridium pregap 0.060 and gapping to 0,035? Per Bosch, spark plug gaps should not deviate by more than .004" from the plug manufacturers specifications. The gap size is indicated by the third suffix of the Bosch plug number. Iridium is not the best choice for a high pe...
by dfarr67
Fri Oct 29, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Spark Plug Gap
Replies: 28
Views: 1731

Re: Spark Plug Gap

Any issue with taking a double iridium pregap 0.060 and gapping to 0,035?
by dfarr67
Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Spark Plug Gap
Replies: 28
Views: 1731

Re: Spark Plug Gap

aluminum AFR vortec heads (gasketed plug) with older ignition- I believe the pregap on vortec plugs is around 0.060in. At 0.040 there is roughness- but it may be the cam and EFI tune. With these headers, they are not spark plug friendly. I'm using NGK Ruthenium(?) I think the Iridium ran smoother. 8...
by dfarr67
Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Spark Plug Gap
Replies: 28
Views: 1731

Spark Plug Gap

Early 90's Chev 350- small cap HEI called for 0.035in gap (I think). Using any of the newer Iridium's and such- is 0.040in a reasonable gap?